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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest [Paperback]

Nick Pope
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19 April 2014
Over a series of three nights in December 1980 an extraordinary series of UFO incidents took place in Rendlesham Forest in the UK, next to two United States Air Force bases. This was not some vague sighting of lights in the sky, but a controlled landing and take-off. The UFO was tracked on military radar and left physical evidence at the landing site, including damage and scorch marks on the trees, indentations in the frozen ground, and abnormally high levels of radiation.

The UFO was seen by dozens of military witnesses, including the Deputy Base Commander. The object fired light beams at some of the men and, later, into the Weapons Storage Area, where some military personnel based there at the time allege that nuclear weapons were kept.

Encounter in Rendlesham Forest tells the extraordinary story of the world’s most compelling and best-evidenced UFO incident – a case that is more significant than the infamous Roswell Incident. Co-written by former UK government UFO investigator Nick Pope, with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, the two military witnesses at the heart of these encounters, this disturbing and compelling book tells the inside story of what really happened, and lifts the lid on the true role played by government, the military and the intelligence community in relation to the UFO phenomenon.

This controversial new book is largely based on recently declassified government files and is the only UFO book ever to have needed security clearance from both the British and American governments. Encounter in Rendlesham Forest will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the UFO mystery.

‘Pope’s questions and detailed evidence certainly give readers on both sides of the UFO debate plenty to chew on.’
Publishers Weekly

‘Read this book and you will be convinced that we are not alone in the Cosmos. It will open your mind to ‘the broader reality’ that holds so much promise if we only embrace it positively.’
Paul T. Hellyer, Former Defence Minister of Canada

‘This work is a vitally important addition to the growing acceptance of UFO visitations to Earth.'
Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D., Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thistle Publishing (19 April 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1910198188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910198186
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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NICK POPE used to run the British government’s UFO project at the Ministry of Defence. After a successful twenty-one-year career, which culminated in him serving as an acting Deputy Director in the Directorate of Defence Security, he left the MoD in 2006 to work as an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is now an international bestselling author and is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on the unexplained, conspiracy theories and fringe science.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't the lighthouse! 28 May 2014
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I'd heard about the RF incident - dubbed Britain's Roswell - some time ago, and recall finding it fascinating at the time. I was, and still am fascinated by UFOs, and always interested to hear about knew sightings and facts. I was only 15 years old when this story broke, but do recall the headline in the News of the World. But, like with most UFO stories, as time passes, and no more information comes out, you sub consciously file the story away, and it loses its importance and significance.

Nick Pope's new book, co-written with Jim Penniston and John Burroughs, two of the primary witnesses, breathes new life into the events that occurred that December night in 1980. The two airmen were the first to out that night to investigate the strange lights seen over Rendlesham Forest, which lies between the then twin USAF bases, Bentwaters and Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England. Upon reading Mr Pope's new book, my interest in the event has now been more than re-kindled, excuse the pun!

This book is well written, and sets out the timeline of the events in digestible bits of information, together with additional facts and testimony that has come out since the event. The book is written with the help of the two primary witnesses, Jim Penniston and John Borroughs.

The important thing about this case has got to be the sheer number of trained military personnel who witnessed the events over the 3 nights, together with some photographic evidence, radar evidence, and radiation readings taken at the alleged landing site, after the initial event. The now famous Halt memo, released by the USAF, under the Freedom of Information Act in 1983, led to the story being broken by the News of the World back in the same year.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deals only with the facts. 23 May 2014
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This book makes no assumptions and is not biased. Thankfully, it identifies and gives no credence to the very suspect binary code message that Sgt Penniston suddenly came out with after 30 years. Penniston has damaged the credibility of his account and as a result what he says about the whole affair including touching the craft must now be discounted. The man has lied and this book indirectly says as much. However, even with the Penniston embellishments and lies removed the story still stands on Halts tape recording of a craft beaming down laser type lights at the airmen s feet and into the nuclear bunkers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting read. 13 May 2014
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A very interesting story, as told from the viewpoint of the witnesses to the Rendlesham ufo incident.
The only thing that spoilt it for me was the obvious lack of proofreading of the book before it went to print. There are numerous grammatical errors which detract from what is otherwise, a fascinating story.
I would not let this put you off buying it, and I would assume that it is an absolute 'must read' for anyone wishing to gain 'eye witness' insights into the Rendlesham Forest incident as told by the personnel that came closest to events.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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How can anyone possibly give this book 5 stars????? At a detailed level, it is page after page after page of badly written repetition. There are typing errors galore that should have been corrected, and a preoccupation with procedure that dominates much of many of the chapters. I get the feeling that Nick is trying to explain errors that lay at his door, where the US military withheld relevant information from him. He is also preoccupied with debunking the claims made by "UFOlogists", both believers and non-believers, at great length. I am finding as I progress through this awful mire of a loose compendium that the guts of the encounters could have been condensed into a few paragraphs. In summary, I feel robbed by this purchase. Nick is an inarticulate writer, as this book proves.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars There's nothing to see here, move along! 29 April 2014
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Having seen Nick Pope give a talk on UFOs at a UFO conference, my expectations weren't high with this book. Nick pretends that he can't tell you anything about UFOs because of the official secrets act - so he tells you nothing over and over again - which all comes across as someone who knows nothing but pretends that they do!

So, what happened at Rendlesham? Something certainly did. Having been following the case since the story broke I have read all books on the case. Jenny Randles books on the subject are 100% better than this. This book is, as other reviewers have pointed out, lots and lots of padding with not much info. There are even researchers who don't even get a mention! Where is the sceptic Ian Ridpath in the index? Oh dear!

So, what is the conclusion of the book? SPOILER ALERT - no aliens (by the way, where were the aliens mentioned in earlier accounts?) - the whole incident was a time travel experiment! Well, its certainly more entertaining than the lighthouse theory!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 May 2014
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I am up to date on this story and any more facts and details would be welcome. Another book perhaps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping! 11 July 2014
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A very good read for anybody interested in UFO's or the tricks the authorities use to conceal the truth from the public. It explores all the possible explanations for the events in Suffolk in 1980 in a reasoned way, but has made me more convinced than ever that it was an alien encounter that the American and British governments tried desperately to hush up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ooer is there something out there!
Just read this on holiday. A fascinating book - true or not true that is the question and I had never heard of this incident in the 1980's, but as a UFO follower it does make good... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Bongo,Herts
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Dry and academic
Published 3 days ago by David Mckeown
2.0 out of 5 stars The truth is out there.....................
The proofreading for this book was dreadful, so many errors.

I believe Jim Penniston and John Burroughs accounts of what happened to them in Rendlesham Forrest and find... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Astro Jewel
5.0 out of 5 stars Encounter in Rendlesham forest.
It seems a good account no reason why the people involved should make up a story. YOU have to consider what else could have happened and that is up to you.
Published 10 days ago by Beano
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Mind boggling, couldn't put it down. Everyone should read it
Published 13 days ago by Irena Gillette
4.0 out of 5 stars A small amount of interesting 'new information'
Author Nick Pope finally declares his hand...... for years he has insisted that there has been no orchestrated 'cover up' ..... Read more
Published 24 days ago by S. G. Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative
Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the subject .Good detailed explanations giving a greater insight from a knowledge individual
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth or Fiction..
Having had lifelong interest in extra-terrestial visitations I found the records of this well documented event extremely interesting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Derek F
2.0 out of 5 stars A great disappointment
Early chapters good at giving background. Rest became more like reading a political journal. Disappointing and far too long. Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. J. Bryant
4.0 out of 5 stars encounter in Rendlesham forest
a lot of facts to wade through which I found tedious at times but the outcome if true is simply amazing.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Graham Hilton
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